The District of West Vancouver has won an award in recognition of its community leadership in climate action, during the 25th edition of the Climate and Energy Action Awards.
The award, presented on Wednesday of last week (Sept, 14) at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention, was given for the district's Foreshore Development Permit Area and Sea Level Rise Adaptation Policy. A winner from the Climate Adaptation category, the policy involves new requirements for development in areas at risk of flooding given the increased risk of sea level rise associated with climate change.
The district was one of 16 to be nominated, and was recognized alongside the likes of Victoria, Saanich, Kamloops, the Lhoosk’uz Dene Nation, and the First Nations Leadership Council.
Mina Kerr-Lazenby is the North Shore News' Indigenous and civic affairs reporter. This reporting beat is made possible by the Local Journalism Initiative.